About Our Street Books

Our Street Books for children of all ages, deliver a potent mix of fantastic, rip-roaring adventure and fantasy stories to excite the imagination; spiritual fiction to help the mind and the heart grow; humorous stories to make the funny bone grow; historical tales to evolve interest; and all manner of subjects that stretch imagination, grab attention, inform, inspire and keep the pages turning. Our subjects include Non-fiction and Fiction, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Religious, Spiritual, Historical, Adventure, Social Issues, Humour, Folk Tales and more.

PARENTING STEPS, is a new series within Our Street Books, which covers child rearing. This includes conventional and alternative ways of rearing children and surmounting illnesses (from bringing up baby to cancer and physical disabilities as well as the spectrum of brain injured children, and also how to handle and support a child who is gay). Often these books will tell stories of a child's life, or about the spiritual side of illness.

Submission Guidelines

We are currently accepting submissions for the 7-9 age range, full-length adventure or chapter books on a variety of subjects of approximately 20,000 – 35,000 words, with perhaps a few quality black and white sketches.

At the top of the age range 9-12 years, we are seeking adventure books for children, all subjects, usually without sketches and word length approximately 35,000 to 65,000 words.

Non-fiction books submissions are welcome along the above lines, and in addition books on parenting for our Parenting Steps series.

With regrets we are not currently accepting colour fiction or rhyming picture book submissions for very small children 2-6, except from existing authors or those with previous success in the field.

Young Adult/New Adult Books should be submitted to Lodestone Books http://www.lodestonebooks.com


ABOUT JOHN HUNT PUBLISHING

John Hunt Publishing began in 2001 under the name of O Books, and now publishes two to three hundred titles a year. In 2010 the company began reorganizing itself into a number of autonomous imprints operating worldwide in different genres.

The imprints are largely run by authors who have gravitated to being involved in publishing, whether coming up through editing, design or marketing, and they draw in turn on a pool of like-minded people. A central office looks after sales, accounts, and royalties.

We rely heavily on in-house online publishing systems, designed by authors, for authors, in order to be lean, quick, and hand back to the author as high a proportion of the sales income that we can achieve. For example, our ebooks royalties are 50% of receipts (averaging about one third of the sale price), which is the highest royalty rate we are aware of in commercial trade publishing.

90% of our sales come through the bricks-and-mortar and online retailers. Our Publishing Process provides a complete description of how we work, from initial enquiries through contracts, editorial, design, production, sales, marketing and publicity to royalties.

OUR COMPANY
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May's Moon

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Mundus Grundy

Trouble in Grundusland

Kingsley L. Dennis

Magnificent Me, Magnificent You - Grand Canyon

Dawattie Basdeo
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Relax Kids: How to be Happy

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Relax Kids: Be Brilliant!

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Relax Kids: Pants of Peace

52 meditation tools for children

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